Dan Lesher's Blog Posts

Why No Two CMAs Are Alike

Whether you’re a buyer or seller, your agent will prepare a comparative market analysis(CMA) based on similar homes within a given search area, using size, age, features, condition and location,

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Real Estate And The Price Of Apples

Consider this scenario. Say you're at your local supermarket and notice that apples are on sale for $3.95each. If you've ever purchased apples before, you know that's a pretty hefty price.However,

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May Home Sales Indicate Booming Virginia Market

Residential real estate sales continue to illustrate steady strengthening. Though inventory constraints eased in May, limited supply persists and is applying pressure to both price and the speed of

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Confidence In Real Estate Market Rises Interest Rate Concerns Remain In Berkshire Hathaway HomeServi

Optimism toward the U.S. economy and real estate market rose across all generations of current and prospective homeowners in Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ latest Homeowner Sentiment Survey

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Realty Named In 2017 Real Trends Report

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Realty with offices in Fredericksburg, Stafford and Dumfries, VA was named in the 2017 Real Trends Report.The REAL Trends 500, now in its 30th year, remains

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Season By Season Lawn Maintenance Calendar

By: Douglas TrattnerTips for a barefoot-worthy lawn that'll ensure your home has uber curb appeal.Ahhhh, that sensation of stepping onto a freshly mowed lawn sans footwear. There’s nothing

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The Time To Sell Your Home Is Now And Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Select Realty Is Here To Help

The busy Spring selling season is upon us in the Northern Virginia real estate market. Have you been dreaming of a new place but unsure how much your current home is worth in todays real estate

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Realty Associates Honored

At its Annual Awards Presentation, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Realty recognized the accomplishments of its Sales Associates for 2016.Awards were presented in five categories; 

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Launches 2017 Love Your Home Sweepstakes

Love Your Home Sweepstakes is part of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ national advertising campaign launched in mid-March, which features a poignant television spot that allows viewers to feel

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The 2017 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices TV Commercial Is Now Airing

The 2017 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices TV campaign features a poignant television spot that never mentions “home” but instead allows you to feel the importance of home. The spot, titled

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Real Estate Firm Brings Holiday Cheer To Local Families In Need

FREDERICKSBURG,VA. (Dec. 16, 2016) – A Fredericksburg-based real estate firm is hoping tobring holiday cheer to local families in need.Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Realty provided

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Real Estate Cheapest In Fall And Winter

If you are considering purchasing a Fredericksburg, VA home, or real estate in Stafford, VA or Woodbridge, VA, or even some of the outlying areas like King George, Fairfax, Ruther Glen, Locust Grove

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Fall Fun In Fredericksburg VA

Fall is an exciting time in Fredericksburg. Not only is the weather beautiful, but the area is booming with lots of family Fall activities. Locally,  there are many farms that offer pumpkin

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Real Estate Market Update Qtr 2 2016

The real estate market continued its strong pace in the second Qtr of 2016, with tight supply and low interest rates. Stephen Phillips of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices provided a short video

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Survey Shows Strong Confidence In Housing Market In July

According to the Fannie Mae Homebuyer Sentiment Survey homebuyer confidence rose in July 2016 to an all time survey high.Survey results revealed: 33% of Americans say it’s a good time to

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Dont Overlook The Importance Of Home Staging

If you are selling your home, one of the mostimportant things you can do is to "stage" it during the showingprocess. Staging is so important in fact, that it is a profession all on it'sown. You can

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Proud To Support The Sunshine Kids

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Realty supports The Sunshine Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to kids with cancer. The Sunshine Kids organization provides group activities and,

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Life In Stafford VA

Stafford, Virginia is located in between the historic town of Fredericksburg and the military base at Quantico. Stafford has it's own unique qualities to offer its residents. The area of

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Title Insurance Is More Important Than You Realize

I recently had a conversation with a new home purchaser about owner’s title insurance. She called me and stated that she wanted to waive her title insurance because “all of her friends had

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Helping You Open Doors Nationwide

Thinking about buying or selling a home outside of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Realty service areas? Don't chance one of the biggest financial decisions you will make to just.

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The Forever Home

If you are searching for that "Forever Home", your search may be over. If the vision for your "Forever Home" includes a gorgeous custom built all brick country estate with an inviting

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Experience Living In Fredericksburg VA

The city of Fredericksburg VA is a great area to live or visit for any age demographic. From the appeal of the historic homes in downtown Fredericksburg to the college presence

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Visit The Marine Corps Museum Just Minutes From Your Northern Va Home

People living in Northern VA who would like to learn about the history and role of the Marine Corps are invited to check out the National Museum of the Marine Corps. A visit is a unique way

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Experience History Near Your Stafford VA Home

Stafford VA home owners are steeped in important events in American history. In 2013, the Civil War Park opened, providing Stafford VA residents with a way to experience one of the important

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Realty Include In Real Trends Report

The REAL Trends 500, now in its 29th year, remains the undisputed leading report ranking the performance of the top residential real estate brokerage firms. Firms are ranked by both transaction

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Realty Announces New Technology

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Realty announced a vendor partnership with Clareity Security of Scottsdale AZ, a leading provider of real estate software for real estate organizations. The

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Find Fresh Produce Near Your Fredericksburg Va Home At The Farmers Market

If you’re looking for ways to get more healthy, fresh produce into your Fredericksburg VA home, check out the Fredericksburg Farmers Market. Held at Hurkamp Park, vendors are permitted to sell

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Exquisite Estate Home 12908 Eastmont Dr Fredericksburg VA

Who says you can't have it all? Obviously you have never laid eyes on 12908 Eastmont Drive in Fredericksburg Virginia. Listed exclusively with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Realty,

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The Community Of Idlewild

The Village of Idlewild is one of Fredericksburg’s nicest residential neighborhoods. It is an award winning community that features 207 acres of wooded space and is conveniently located just

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